JILL ADAMS MSN, ANP, PMHNP
Ms. Adams is a Nurse Practitioner who is qualified to practice in both primary care and psychiatry; diagnose, treat and prescribe medication for children, adolescents, and adults. Some of her practice specialties include (but not limited to) ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia.
Ms. Adams style of practice can be traditional (prescribing up to date psychiatric medications) or alternative medicine (natural treatments including but not limited to vitamins, supplements, lifestyle modification- diet, exercise, etc.). She believes in the mind/body/spiritual connection, and we are made up as a whole person and not a series of parts, just as Hippocrates "The Father of Medicine."
Jill began her medical career in the Military where she first began training in combat medicine. After spending time helping people with their medical and emotional problems, she realized this was her passion. She then decided to continue her education while in the Military and received her first Degree in Nursing in 1983.
After completing her Military service, she continued her education at Purdue University and received a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing. She then continued with her graduate studies at Indiana University and received a Masters Degree as a Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care and a Post Masters Degree as a Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatric Mental Health. She assisted in implementing Indiana University's first "dual degree" in combining primary care and psychiatry. She was the first graduate student to graduate with degrees in both primary care and psychiatry.
Over the course of thirty years of practice, Jill has had the privilege of working in many practice areas including primary care and family practice, gynecology, rheumatology, internal medicine, pain management, interventional spine, bariatric surgery and pediatric urgent care. Much of her experience has been in pediatrics however, she also has many years of experience working with adolescents and adults. She enjoys working with a variety of age groups.
Jill plans to complete her first book very soon pertaining to integrative care (mind/body/spiritual connection) and the importance of maintaining balance in order to achieve long-term health and wellness. Special areas of interest are obesity and emotional eating, post-traumatic stress disorder, abuse (physical, emotional, and sexual), stress-related disorders, hormones (men and women) and their relationship with mood and overall health. Her main area of interest is the mind, body and spiritual connection pertaining to their relationship and role in one's health and healing. Jill has always enjoyed helping people and finds her work very rewarding.
Jill's hobbies include reading, writing, beach activities, hiking, bicycling and traveling. Her longtime hobby has always been playing golf.
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shake together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:32)
It is in giving that we truly receive!